Real Life Stories

If you’re thinking about studying in Scotland then you’re in for an unforgettable experience. After all, we’re known around the world for our incredible warm and open welcome and are home to some of the world's top universities. But don’t just take our word for it, these Real Life Stories are a series of videos from people who came to Scotland to study. Let them tell you about why they chose Scotland, and why you should too!

Jacob from USA

Jacob discusses life at the University of Strathclyde and how easy it was to apply to study in Scotland. Jacob highlights the cultural opportunities available in Scotland and the high quality education.

Michael from Nigeria

Michael from the University of West of Scotland has found the country warm and friendly. He talks about the support given for his visa, and the great links between the classroom and industry.

Jin from China

Jin attends the University of Aberdeen and describes the high standard of education available in Scotland. With an international environment, Jin feels Scotland is suitable for anyone to come and study.

Sneha from India

Sneha shares life at Glasgow School of Art and how you can meet people from all over the world. Sneha also talks about the scholarship opportunities in Scotland.

Larissa from Brazil

Larissa discusses life at Glasgow Caledonian University and how she has made very good friends. Larissa also talks about the helpful course coordinators, and praises the quality of education available in Scotland.

Daria from Russia

Daria of Queen Margaret University feels international students can have a good life in Scotland. Daria notes Scotland has extensive muliticultural entertainment and festivals, making it an ideal country to live.

Ankita from India

Ankita talks about life at Edinburgh Napier University and the multiculturalism of Scotland. She also explains the benefits of Scotland's wide range of courses and modern campuses.

Martin from Hong Kong

Martin is a student at Edinburgh University and highlights the support of the international office. He notes the wealth of fresher activities that help international students settle into Scotland.

Rachel and Sweets from Malaysia

Rachel and Sweets study at Heriot Watt University and praise the high level of education on offer in Scotland. They also talk about the advantage of Scottish education when entering industries such as oil & gas.

Rafael and Guilherme from Brazil

Rafael and Guilherme discuss life at the University of Strathclyde, praising the range of courses. The natural beauty is one of their reasons for recommending Scotland as a place to study.

Samuel from Nigeria

Samuel discusses life at Edinburgh Napier and how studying in Scotland has encouraged him to focus on a career. He also highlights the comprehensive support provided to settle in Scotland.

Phillip from South Africa

Phillip describes Stirling University and how studying in Scotland allows him the benefit of joint honours. Phillip also highlights the career development Scottish education has provided.

Fahad from Saudi Arabia

Fahad attends the University of Aberdeen and commends the education system in Scotland. Fahad highlights the friendly and welcoming nature, and recommends all international students to study in Scotland.

Ada (Nigeria) and Yulia (Russia)

Ada & Yulia of Robert Gordon University describe Scotland as a home away from home. Both feel studying in Scotland has improved their future employability.

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